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Lablab purpureus

Family: fabaceae
Common name(s): hyacinth bean
Synonym(s): Dolichos lablab
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 4~10 - 11

General resources

Links for Lablab purpureus

  • All Things Plants - Community-assembled plant profile (4 varieties in database) (53 photos)
  • Central Texas Gardener - Plant of the week profile with photo and cultural information.
  • Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (41 photos)
  • Denver Botanic Gardens - Description, native range, and cultural requirements. (additional pages for other varieties) (zone 9) (2 photos)
  • Floridata - Illustrated informative profile page with notes on culture, usage, and noteworthy features. (zone 4-11) (3 photos)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (zone 10-11) (7 photos)
  • North Carolina State University factsheet - Plant profile with horticultural details and comments (4 photos). Also a page for another instance.
  • Ontario Rock Garden Society - Germination information
  • Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. Also seed germination records. (3 photos)

Lablab purpureus subsp. purpureus

Common name(s): Hyacinth Bean
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 7


Last updated:05 Jul 2020